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2003-10-14 Fifth Column
Susan Sontag assails US ambassador
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Posted by Seafarious 2003-10-14 11:32:37 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [334 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Dan Coats, a former Senator, has done more in an afternoon nap for America than Ms. Sontag has in a lifetime. Her whining and crying for attention in the winter of her miniscule career warms my heart.
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-14 11:44:44 AM||   2003-10-14 11:44:44 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Bravo to the Ambassador! If he gets in trouble, then we should rally to his support.
Posted by Ptah  2003-10-14 12:05:44 PM|| []  2003-10-14 12:05:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 I wasn't aware that there was any obligation for an Ambassador to show up at cermonies to celebrate private citizens. I thougth their obligation was to represent their home country to the host country.

It's funny, that whole "Whatever may be said of the perpetrators, they were not cowards." thing keeps popping up. Sontag said it, Bill Maher said it, and Mark Steyn said it. Sontag and Maher took heat and Steyn did not. Perhaps its not the saying but the anti-American bile behind the statement that caused Maher and Sontag to feel the heat.
Posted by Yank 2003-10-14 12:55:08 PM||   2003-10-14 12:55:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 --"We cannot do without the old," said Sontag,--

She's 70, right? Oh, yes we can, Susan. This isn't your fight.
Posted by Anonymous 2003-10-14 12:56:43 PM||   2003-10-14 12:56:43 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 As I commented on Sunday ambassador Coats wasn't the only one who went AWOL in Frankfurt...
Posted by True German Ally 2003-10-14 1:02:47 PM||   2003-10-14 1:02:47 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 TGA, my apologies. Here is your post from Sunday, with your excellent comments. As always, I appreciate your viewpoints and your willingness to debate. Thanks also from this American!
Posted by Seafarious  2003-10-14 1:12:46 PM||   2003-10-14 1:12:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Sontag however had been infuriated at the "inertia" of the European Union nations, when they refused to intervene militarily in the Balkans in the 1990s to prevent ethnic conflict.

That's what happens where "Old Europe" is concerned. Still think we "can't do without the old"??
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-14 1:50:56 PM||   2003-10-14 1:50:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Sontag, a sceptic who enraged Americans after the September 11 attacks by writing, "Whatever may be said of the perpetrators, they were not cowards."

No, they were religous maniacs with delusions of Porn Paradise dancing in their heads. Deluded sociopaths, but not cowardly deluded sociopaths...
Posted by mojo  2003-10-14 1:53:05 PM||   2003-10-14 1:53:05 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 Ok, does this strike anyone else as something straight out of high school? As in, "None of the popular or cool kids came to my poetry reading....they all went to the football game instead! Waaaah!"
I don't know how old Mr Coats is, but if he was one of the unfortunates like me who was forced to read her dreck in college, I can understand precisely why he stayed away.
Posted by Baba Yaga 2003-10-14 1:59:19 PM||   2003-10-14 1:59:19 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Yank---actually, Dinesh D'Souza said that the hijackers weren't cowards on Maher's show, to which Maher replied that we were the cowards for bombing from a great height. That's what got him in trouble with his sponsors.

I read Sontag's piece after September 11, and it was just drivel. That's what pisses me off as much as anything---that there vast herds of "intellectuals" and "writers" who couldn't think or write their way out of a wet paper bag. And I'm supposed to respect their judgment? I think not.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2003-10-14 2:09:42 PM|| []  2003-10-14 2:09:42 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 "Left-wing U.S. author Susan Sontag…"

Can you say "an understatement"?
Posted by Atrus 2003-10-14 2:16:50 PM||   2003-10-14 2:16:50 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 How stupid is Susan Sontag? She's so stupid that she doesn't understand how life would be for her if she actually lived in Europe, instead of pining to make the USA into Europe. Here in the US she can be Dr. Sontag, Susan Sontag, Ms. Sontag, Susan, Sue or even Suzie.

In France, she would be known as "the Jew Sontag." And nothing else. And to prevent herself from being excluded from the oh-so-most-important circles on the Left Bank, she'd have to wind her screed even further to the left.

She doesn't get it: her success is entirely due to her being an American.
Posted by Steve White  2003-10-14 3:28:47 PM||   2003-10-14 3:28:47 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 Angie, thanks for the clarification. It proves the point though. It wasn't so much the words, but the attitude that America was wrong, coming days after Sept 11 that really ticked people off.
Posted by Yank 2003-10-14 3:36:22 PM||   2003-10-14 3:36:22 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 And I suppose Sontag thinks the Jews provoked Haman, ro'Hitler, and Fishie?
Posted by Atrus 2003-10-14 3:47:27 PM||   2003-10-14 3:47:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 Oh, yes, the maunderings of a "public intellectual", which I define as " someone that you know what they are going to say, as soon as you see their name supered under their chattering head on TV". They've certainly been a big help lately...
Posted by Sgt. Mom 2003-10-14 4:02:56 PM|| []  2003-10-14 4:02:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 Maybe Coats had some er ... ambassadorial duties to perform. I'm sure he wouldn't stiff such an important intellectual. Maybe Peewee's Big Top was on cable. I'd love to see Peewee dubbed in German. It would be better than Hoss Cartright dubbed in Japanese.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-14 4:04:13 PM||   2003-10-14 4:04:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 Formula 1 was running a few hours earlier....
Posted by True German Ally 2003-10-14 4:21:37 PM||   2003-10-14 4:21:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 Dissed her ass.
Good,the bitch is a bitch.(was that redundant)
Posted by Raptor  2003-10-14 6:15:47 PM||   2003-10-14 6:15:47 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 Formula 1 was running a few hours earlier

Praise Allah, Ferrarai again dwells in circle of winners. Rubino (pbuh) protects the infidel Schumacher.

Next stop.... the Malay Entity.
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-14 10:00:55 PM||   2003-10-14 10:00:55 PM|| Front Page Top

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